DIY: Fried Eggs – Pretend Food for Pretend Play in Little Kitchens and Grocery Shops

DIY: Fried Eggs – Pretend Food for Pretend Play in Little Kitchens and Grocery Shops

2013-05-07 Fried Eggs After spending a fortune on the perfect bespoke, wooden grocery shop alone, I am now determined to save money on pretend play food by making a lot of it myself. Here’s how to make fried eggs. You’ll need white and yellow felt, cotton, scissors, pen, needle and thread.

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DIY: Italian Flag Coaster, Basil Can Centre Piece, and Mafia-Like-Mustaches-On-A-Stick

DIY: Fast and Simple Decoration for an Italian Evening a.k.a. Italian Flag Coaster, Basil Can Centre Piece, and Mafia-Like-Mustaches-On-A-Stick

2013-04-19 Italian Quiz Night My charity of choice, Pedal Powers, regularly runs Quiz and/ or Dinner Nights to gain funding. This time, and on very short notice, I was put in charge with decorations. Here’s what I came up with – Italian Flag Coaster, Basil Can Centre Piece, and Mafia-Like-Mustaches-On-A-Stick for the entertainment.

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Food: Focaccia with in Red Wine Caramelized Onions

Food: Focaccia with in Red Wine Caramelized Onions

2013-04-19 Focaccia Yesterday my charity of choice, Pedal Power Cardiff, hosted an Italian Quiz Night to raise funds “to make cycling accessible to all”. With no time for shopping left, I baked Focaccia. Not only is it easy and fast to make, even in large badges, but also because it is forgiving when it comes to toppings. All I had were onions, red wine and garlic.

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DIY: Fabric Baskets to Organize your Chaos, e.g. in your Drawer

DIY: Fabric Baskets to Organize your Chaos, e.g. in Draws

Even after 10 years, I’m still in love with my Hemnes, Ikea’s finest chest of drawers. Except at 8 o’clock, when I’m already running late and desperately trying to find the matching pants to my chosen bra of the day. After 10 years, it was time I do something about it.

2013-04-16 Flexible Baskets_1 I could have paid 7 Pounds and gotten 6 plain beige, boring ones. Instead, I’ve raided my fabric stash and his wardrobe, came up with a few blue, old Shirts and 2 m of PVC tablecloth printed with bright red strawberries. Perfect for another recycling and upcycling project – fabric baskets.

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DIY: Angry Birds Game

DIY: Angry Birds Game

Master H recently turned 4. For this years party, I’ve preparing most of the games and treats myself. Follow my creative journey, and copy, copy, copy.

No party without party games. Here’s my take on an old time classic – throwing cans in angry birds style.

2013-02 angry birds For the Bad Piggies: Empty, clean and collect food cans. Any size and number will do, I figured 10 to be the ideal number for 4 year olds. Apply a green coat using a spray can. Add facial features. Need Inspiration? See the official Angry Birds Webpage. Apply glossy coat with spray can to seal colour and make the cans save for outdoor use.

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Movie: Footnote

Movie: Footnote

On my return flight from glitzy Las Vegas, I’ve been watching the Israeli drama Footnote. It’s about the competitiveness of a father and son, both teaching the Talmud at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. While the son, Uriel, has successfully published several books; his father, Eliezer, is longing for recognition. When the Minister of Eduction announces this year’s winner of Israel Prize, the troubled relationship becomes public.

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Food: Sweet Paschal Lamb

Food: Sweet Paschal Lamb

2013-03-19 Osterlamm The baking marathon continues with this sweet Paschal lamb.

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Food: Fried Eggs for Easter a.k.a. Buiskuits with Jam

Food: Fried Eggs for Easter a.k.a. Buiskuits with Jam

2013-03-18 Fried Eggs Kids would do anything for a buiskuit. And so would I. In time for Easter, my local kitchen supplier had reduced the egg shaped cookie cutters. I took it as a sign from above – my kids bedroom – and whipped up a few Fried Eggs.

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DIY: Pot of Gold

DIY: Pot of Gold

2013-03-16 St Patricks Day No St. Patrick’s Day decoration is complete without the pot of gold. In absense of the real deal we’ve substituted it with bright, yellow crepe paper and let the sunshine work it’s magic.

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DIY: Leprechaun Trap

DIY: Leprechaun Trap

2013-03-15 St Patricks Day In time for St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) we’ve been busy transforming our window into a giant Leprechaun Trap. And while we’re still waiting to catch our first leprechaun, the golden chocolate nuggets have been eyed up by many little people, namely Playmobil pirates and Master H himself.

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